This week is all about...Sophie Gustafson

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Photo Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Sophie Gustafson of Sweden poses for a picture at the gala dinner after the third round of the Evian Masters at the Evian Masters golf club on July 23, 2011 in Evian-les-Bains, France.

Every week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life -- both on the course and off of it. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Sophie Gustafson.

 

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TODAY ON TWITTER

Follow her @SophieGustafson on twitter and see what she's been up to this week.

Decent day on the course and a great day fishing!!! http://lockerz.com/s/230859701

Enjoying Dublin. Did the red bus tour and the mandatory stop at the Guinness Store. Love this place!

Great practice round at Killeen Castle today! 4 seasons in 1 day.. No wait, 3, we didn't have summer..

 

MEDIA BUZZ...

Gustafson proves faster is better

Swedish Golfer Confronts Toughest Foe: Her Stutter

From Stage Fright To Stage Presence

Gustafson grabs long-awaited win

Gustafson voted LET 2000 player of the year

 

SUPER SWEDE

by Neal Reid

Gustafson still going strong, having fun in 14th season on Tour

Some things may lose their luster over time, but for Sweden’s Sophie Gustafson, competing each week on the LPGA Tour is as exciting as ever.

While the 14-year veteran and five-time LPGA tournament winner isn’t exactly fond of traveling after all these years, the thrill of the competition and camaraderie among Tour players still revs her engines.

“Traveling is getting a bit old, especially since we fly pretty much everywhere nowadays,” said Gustafson, who has more than $6.1 million in career earnings. “There is nowhere really we can drive from tournament to tournament. Airports I can do without, even though they feel like a second home.

“It’s the competition I love. It can be a bet over a beer with my brother or a putt to win Solheim, it’s all fun. It’s just a different kind of pressure.” More>>

 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

2012 STATISTICS
  • STARTS: 15
  • VICTORIES: 0
  • DRIVING ACCURACY: 67% (100)
  • BIRDIES: 135 (33)
  • SAND SAVES: 46% (45)
  • TOP 10 FINISHES: 0
  • EARNINGS: $131,698
  • EAGLES: 3 (182)
  • PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.86 (94)
  • GIR: 66% (56)
  • DRIVING AVERAGE: 264 (17)
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